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Daily Mail - Great Britain

One MILLION migrants waiting to sail to Europe

More than 900 people – including 200 women and up to 50 children – are feared dead after the boat overturned in the Med in the one of the worst maritime disasters since World War Two.

Posted on 21 April 2015 @ 4:21 am

ANDREW PIERCE with the stories the spin doctors DON’T want you to read

During an otherwise confident performance on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show this weekend, the Prime Minister stumbled badly when he was challenged over fox hunting.

Posted on 21 April 2015 @ 2:54 am

Plane crash in the Dominican Republic kills two Britons and seven others

Two Britons are thought to be among seven people who were killed when a single-engine Piper PA-32 crashed in the Punta Cana region of the Dominican Republic earlier today.

Posted on 21 April 2015 @ 1:49 am

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Scottish distractions from the key message

The fact is the SNP remain focused on the single goal of breaking up the Union – while only their methods have changed since the Yes camp’s defeat in the independence referendum.

Posted on 21 April 2015 @ 1:43 am

Parking charges are the fee consumers hate most: Expense beats paying for ATM withdrawals and credit card charges to top table of most loathed 

Unreasonable parking charges topped the table of the most frustrating fees and charges consumers have to pay, according to a new poll. Nearly half of those surveyed said parking should be free.

Posted on 21 April 2015 @ 1:43 am

One in four staff are constantly stressed: Half of employees blame workload for feeling anxious while managers say finance is their biggest concern 

Around 25 per cent of workers are in a near-constant state of stress, new research shows, while half of 1,000 senior managers surveyed said they were stressed all or most of the time.

Posted on 21 April 2015 @ 1:42 am

Electronic book lovers beware, your e-reader is watching you: Devices track which novels you read and what time you put it down to go to sleep 

The information collected is used to boost sales and grow the UK’s e-book market, suppliers say. But a privacy campaign group called it ‘alarming’ to think that while you’re reading your device is reading you.

Posted on 21 April 2015 @ 1:38 am

Indian Express - India

Islamists rally in Egypt ahead of referendum vote, 3 killed

Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the referendum.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:54 am

Over 100 houses burned down in China”s ancient Tibetan town

No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, the report said.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:26 am

‘India dangerous weak link in n-security”

Estimated 1,400 tons uranium and almost 500 tons of plutonium stored in around the world.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 8:09 pm

Parvez Musharraf’s health report shows no illness: Prosecutor

Musharraf was rushed to hospital after he developed heart problems while being driven to special court.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:44 am

Huffington Post announces creation of new online publication, THEWORLDPOST

THEWORLDPOST editorial board includes noted Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:14 am

Earth’s atmosphere suffers from ‘nuclear hangover’

According to Alvarado, the levels were not high enough to pose a risk to human health.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 12:28 pm

Polar freeze turns deadly, moves to US East and South after killing 21 people

The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 8:09 am


BBC - Great Britain

Italy holds two over migrant deaths

The captain and a crew member of a boat that capsized off Libya, killing about 800 migrants, have been arrested, Italian officials say.

Posted on 21 April 2015 @ 4:49 am

Russia sets its sights on Middle East

Russia sets its sights on the Middle East

Posted on 21 April 2015 @ 12:30 am

Profile: Oskar Groening, ‘bookkeeper of Auschwitz’

Former Nazi death camp guard on trial in Germany

Posted on 20 April 2015 @ 11:58 pm

VIDEO: A migrant’s poem from a sea journey

Crossing the Mediterranean is a perilous journey for migrants. Nour spent 11 days at a sea and wrote this poem about the experience.

Posted on 20 April 2015 @ 11:32 pm

VIDEO: Refusing racist tattoos in Hungary

Nationalism is on the rise in many countries across Europe. One tattoo artist in Hungary is fighting against it.

Posted on 20 April 2015 @ 11:15 pm

Turkey says it ‘shares’ Armenia pain

Ahmet Davutoglu says Turkey will “respectfully remember” deaths of Armenians in 1915 but stops short of recognising the killings as genocide.

Posted on 20 April 2015 @ 11:08 pm

VIDEO: Greek residents aid migrant rescue

Greek coastguards and locals have rescued around 80 migrants whose boat ran aground off the island of Rhodes.

Posted on 20 April 2015 @ 9:54 pm

NPR - United States

Norway Becoming First Country To Eliminate FM Radio

The switch from analog to digital radio offers more channels at a fraction of the cost, the government says.

Posted on 21 April 2015 @ 12:01 am

Mediterranean Migration Crisis Represents Scope Of Smuggling Business

NPR’s Robert Siegel speaks with Leonard Doyle of the International Organization for Migration, which estimates that more than 21,000 migrants have made it to Europe since the beginning of the year.

Posted on 20 April 2015 @ 9:32 pm

When Danish Cows See Fresh Spring Pasture, They Jump For Joy

Thousands of spectators gather every April to see ecstatic cows return to fields on organic farms around Denmark. The organic industry says the event has helped fuel demand for organic foods.

Posted on 20 April 2015 @ 9:25 pm

European Leaders Address Migrant Crisis In Mediterranean

European leaders say they have come up with a plan in response to the flood of migrants crossing the Mediterranean sea from Africa. If the death toll is confirmed in the latest tragedy Sunday, as many as 1,800 people have died making the perilous crossing to Europe so far this year.

Posted on 20 April 2015 @ 8:26 pm

Trial Of Former Auschwitz Guard To Begin In Germany

The trial begins Tuesday of a 93-year-old man who is accused of committing war crimes while working at Auschwitz. There are doubts that he will live long enough for the trial to be completed.

Posted on 20 April 2015 @ 8:26 pm

Chinese President Visits Pakistan To Finalize Billion-Dollar Trade Route Plan

China’s President Xi Jinping is in Pakistan to oversee the signing of agreements for a plan that would build $46 billion in infrastructure and energy projects. China aims to create greater land and sea ties with Pakistan in order to strengthen its influence in European and Middle Eastern markets.

Posted on 20 April 2015 @ 8:26 pm

Saudi Airstrikes Raise Doubts Abroad, Spark Patriotic Fervor At Home

Much of the world is skeptical about the wisdom of the bombing raids in Yemen. But Saudis are rallying around their new king, Salman, and his son, the defense minister.

Posted on 20 April 2015 @ 8:05 pm

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Voice of America - US Government

German Program Helps Migrants Overcome Traumatic Experience at Sea

Migrants fleeing poverty and violence in parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia risk life and limb to reach safety in Europe.

After a long and exhausting journey to reach the smugglers on the Mediterranean Sea coast, there is a dangerous voyage across the sea in small and overcrowded vessels. More than 1,000 people have died so far this year during the arduous trek, either from exhaustion or by drowning after their boat sank.

Those who have made it to European shores are traumatized…

Posted on 21 April 2015 @ 4:42 am

German Program Helps Migrants Overcome Traumatic Experience at Sea

Migrants fleeing poverty and violence in parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia risk life and limb to reach safety in Europe. Those who have made it to European shores are traumatized by the experience. A program in Germany helps survivors overcome the trauma by giving a new perspective to their catastrophic experience. Zlatica Hoke reports.

Posted on 21 April 2015 @ 4:39 am

AC/DC Drummer Pleads Guilty to Threatening to Kill Ex-Employee

The veteran drummer for the legendary rock band AC/DC pleaded guilty Tuesday in a New Zealand court to threatening to kill an ex-employee.

Phil Rudd faces up to seven years in prison for the charge, which his lawyer said related to an “angry phone call” made last year.

The 60-year-old Rudd also admitted to two less serious charges of possessing marijuana and methamphetamine.

Rudd, who was arrested last November, initially denied all charges against him, but unexpectedly…

Posted on 21 April 2015 @ 4:14 am

Japan, US Voice Optimism Over TPP Trade Talks

Japan’s top trade negotiator sounded an optimistic note Tuesday that he could reach a deal with the United States that is essential to creating a free trade pact covering 12 countries.

A senior U.S. State Department official also said on Monday that a deal is within “grabbing distance” as the world’s largest and third-largest economies race to conclude bilateral negotiations that cover trade in car parts and farm products.

Japan and the United States have been locked in…

Posted on 21 April 2015 @ 4:01 am

Cyclone-like Storm Batters Australia’s East Coast

Cyclone-strength winds, huge seas, torrential rain and flash flooding battered Australia’s east coast Tuesday, leaving one woman critically injured and more than 100,000 homes without power.

Destructive winds of up to 135 kph (85 mph) ripped up trees by their roots, some crushing cars, tore down building awnings and scaffolding, and even overturned a car.

Rail links to the north and south of Sydney were cut and many roads in Australia’s largest city were flooded.

Transport…

Posted on 21 April 2015 @ 3:48 am

Clinton Pushes Back Against Criticisms of Family Foundation

Hillary Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation Monday as little more than political attacks from Republicans eager to gain an early advantage in the 2016 presidential contest.

Clinton, campaigning for the Democratic nomination in the liberal bastion of Keene, pushed back against accusations that foreign governments that made donations to the Clintons’ charity received preferential treatment from the State Department while she served in the Obama…

Posted on 21 April 2015 @ 3:32 am

Two Koreas Engage Through Taekwondo Event in Russia

The Taekwondo organizations of North and South Korea will have a rare engagement in Russia next month.

North Korea will send a demonstration team to an international Taekwondo competition organized by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), a South Korea-based international body of the Korean martial art.

An official with the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), a North Korea-led international body of Taekwondo based in Vienna, told VOA’s Korean news service last week that his…

Posted on 21 April 2015 @ 3:09 am


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